Accession Number : ADD015968
Title : Hydrophone Assembly with Vibrations Isolated Transducer Elements.
Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 23 Jul 92, patented 31 Aug 93,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : Monahan, Patrick ; Battista, George
Report Date : 31 Aug 1993
Pagination or Media Count : 4
Abstract : Hydrophone transducer elements are mechanically isolated from one another in vibration by suspending them in a urethane matrix molded into a cylindrical shape. A metal ring is mechanically locked in an annular slot defined by the cylindrical shaped matrix. The ring is used to mechanically support the assembly for towing. The transducer elements are electrically connected to one another and to an electrical cable independently of this mechanical support.
Descriptors : *HYDROPHONES, *TRANSDUCERS, *PATENTS, *ACOUSTIC ARRAYS, ASSEMBLY, CABLES, ELECTRIC CABLES, RINGS, SHAPE, SLOTS, TOWING, URETHANES, VIBRATION, TOWED ARRAYS, MATRIX MATERIALS, CYLINDRICAL BODIES
Subject Categories : Acoustic Detection and Detectors
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE